Its sibling can already control your lock. So it only makes sense to let the August Doorbell Cam see who's at the door. Like the aforementioned lock, the cam was designed by Yves Behar, and integrates a one-way, 140-degree HD video camera, speaker, mic, and motion sensors into a single stylish plate. The system lets you see who's been at your door, even if they don't ring the bell, communicate via audio, and even buzz visitors, all from your phone, even if you're not at home. As an added bonus, the unit also acts as a Wi-Fi relay for the Smart Lock, letting you lock and unlock your door from anywhere.
Simple to set up and environmentally friendly, the Garden Igloo is an interesting alternative to the backyard hideout. The frame of this geodesic dome is made with PVC struts and high-strength nylon joints, and covered by a transparent PVC cover. It's over seven feet tall at its highest point and nearly 12 feet in diameter, so there's plenty of room inside, and should you decide you'd rather have shade than shelter, the optional canopy cover offers added privacy from the rear and an open entrance that's ideal for warmer weather.
You track your power usage. The Fluid Smart Water Meter lets you do the same with your plumbing. This simple device attaches easily to your home's main incoming water line and connects wirelessly to a companion app to let you monitor your water usage. It can recognize specific appliances or fixtures by having you run them while telling the monitor what you're using, and can give you warnings if there's a leak, if a hose or faucet gets left on, or even if you're toilet is running — providing big savings with little work on your part.
Odds are your home has a water faucet or two on the outside. Odds are they're the same threaded spigots they've been using for decades, requiring you to twist your hoses on and off each time, leaking water everywhere in the process. The Aquor House Hydrant is designed to make such inconveniences a thing of the past. Its patented system connects to your water lines the same as a traditional faucet, yet uses a new twist-lock connection with a leak-free seal to automatically start the water flowing when you connect your hose, and disconnects just as easily. And since the flush mount stops the flow of water deep inside your home, it's frost-free down to -30º F, all while leaving the exterior looking better than before.